At Innerwise Clinical Psychology, our services follow the Australian Clinical Guideline ( for the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Recognising ADHD as one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, we are committed to providing thorough assessments, accurate diagnosis, and effective treatment options tailored to each individual’s needs.

We understand the significant impact that ADHD can have on a person’s life, including academic performance, work productivity, and interpersonal relationships. Through our comprehensive approach to identification and screening, we aim to ensure that individuals with ADHD receive appropriate assessment and support.

At Innerwise Clinical Psychology, we are dedicated to supporting individuals with ADHD throughout their journey, providing compassionate care and evidence-based care to help them thrive in school, work, and relationships.


Prior to you Initial Assessment

Questionnaires are sent

Child/Adolescent (< 17)

Questionnaires completed by client, parent/carer, and teacher where appropriate 

  • Background Information Questionnaire – developmental and relevant family history 
  • Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive function (BRIEF-2) – executive functioning 
  • Behaviour Assessment System for Children (BASC-3) – behaviour and emotions 
  • Conners-4 – symptoms and impairments associated with ADHD and common co-occurring problems and disorders

Adult (17+)

  • Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21) – negative emotional states of depression, anxiety, and stress  
  • Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF-A) – executive functions and self-regulation in the everyday environment 
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment Scale (ABAS-3) – functional skills necessary for daily living 
  • Conner’s Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS) – ADHD symptoms 
  • PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) – symptoms of PTSD

Initial Session (120 minutes)

Areas discussed include developmental history, medical history, school history, employment history, social history, childhood and present behaviour patterns, substance use history, psychiatric history. Where possible, information will be gathered from a family member/close friend via questionnaires sent to them with the client’s permission.

  • Children and adolescents – parent/carer must attend initial interview.  

Second Session

Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) / Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) (90 minutes)

Formal cognitive testing/psychometric assessment. Measures intellectual skills, working memory, processing speed, visual sustained attention, and auditory sustained attention. 

  • Child/adolescent (< 17) – Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)
  • Adult (17 +) – Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)

Report Writing

(takes 3-4 weeks after the assessment)

3-4 hours of data analysis and writing, including provision of evidence-based recommendations

    Feedback Session (50 minutes)

    Your psychologist will discuss the results and report, and will discuss any questions that you (and parent/carer if applicable) may have